Concern over chemical spray
WHEN I was walking along Southbourne Gardens, Eastcote, at midday on August 17, I saw several men spraying the pavements with a green/blue liquid from a hand-held sort of stick.
Several passers-by were walking nearby, including me, as they sprayed. The men wore backpacks & high-vis yellow tops, but wore no safety facemasks.
Five days later, on August 22, we saw that Ruislip Manor shopping centre pavements and a nearby road had been sprayed.
They were obviously trying to kill weeds in the cracks between paving stones, but had not always done this accurately.
We took photos which showed they had sometimes missed the cracks and just sprayed over much of some large paving stones. READER Janice Franklin reckons 10 bluetits is the most that can feed on the fatballs in her garden at Belmont Close in Uxbridge.
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Our concern is about what weed-killer chemicals they were spraying, as residues could get on skin, because at this time of year women often wear open-sandals.
Officials may claim this is safe – but many chemicals which were said to be harmless, had to be withdrawn because they caused serious illness & damaged human genes. seven-strong flock arrived recently and stayed for 30 minutes.
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The British Bankers Association has set up the Financial Services Vulnerability Taskforce, headed by Joanna Elson OBE from the Money Advice Trust, to help firms identify vulnerable people and then provide support services with the right degree of empathy.
For many people, talking about money can be difficult and unsolved problems can lead to numerous difficulties, even losing your home.
The banking industry has faced a lot of criticism over the past few years and I am pleased to see that they are taking proactive steps to ensure customers are treated better.